Our Terms & Conditions
Fly by Light Aerospace can fly to a maximum of at or below 400 feet AGL (Above Ground Level), unless within a circular flight distance of 200 feet of a structure taller than 400 feet AGL.
All pictures and video Fly by Light Aerospace captured and shows, sells, or provides to any current, potential, or future client(s) were taken at or below 400 feet AGL during normal flight operation.
FAA regulations require all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over .5 pounds to notify the nearest airport and/or Air Traffic Control center at least 24 hours in advance of a flight, if the flight will be in Class C, D, or E Airspace. If a flight will be done within 10 miles of Grand Rapids International Airport, KGRR; Cherry Capitol Airport, KTVC; Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, KAZO; Muskegon Airport, KMKG; a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 72 hours notice is required to file a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to alert pilots of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flight.
Fly by Light Aerospace is not allowed, for any reason, to fly within the perameters of Class B Airspace. Such as Chicago O’Hare International Airport (KORD), and Detriot Metropolitan Airport (KDTW), unless written and expressed permission has been granted by an authorized FAA individual following the proper filing of all required paperwork and exemptions.
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot fly in winds higher than 8 miles per hour as it effects the control-ability of the UAV in the air. Should winds aloft become too high for flight, judgement of the pilot in command at that time will be used to determine the best plan of action to be taken.
Fly by Light Aerospace is not responsible for damages that occur from the air/wind given off of the propellers during takeoff, flight, hovering, maneuvering, and/or landing. A proper takeoff and landing zone is always established with the client before any flights are taken.
A VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) must always remain between the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and the PIC (Pilot in Command) at all times. There are no exceptions or deviations for any reason.
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot operate any of our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over sporting events and large gatherings of people. That is including, but not limited to football games, basketball games, parades, soccer games, firework shows, or any other outdoor event that has more than 10 people not participating in the flying of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Fly by Light Aerospace can fly during daylight-only situations. That is described as the hours between civil twilight (30 minutes before the official daily sunrise, and up to 30 minutes after the official daily sunset; local time) and can operate with the appropriate lighting.
Fly by Light Aerospace must always yield right of way to other aircraft, at any time, if they are operating within a 10 mile radius of an airport.
Fly by Light Aerospace may use a visual observer at times to aid in the flight of our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(s).
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot use an FPV (First-person View) system to aid in the visual see-and-avoid requirements of the FAA.
Weather requirements as stated by the FAA are as follows; Minimum Visibility of 3 Nautical Miles from the PIC (Pilot in Command’s) control station. Flights in rain, haze, snow, sleet, and fog are not allowed unless the Pilot in Command can maintain a Visual Line of Sight at all times at any placement.
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot fly our drones in Rain, Sleet, Snow, Mist, or any type of precipitation as it affects the electric motors on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which can cause a dangerous situation should one fail.
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from a moving airplane, helicopter, and/or light sport aircraft.
Fly by Light Aerospace can operate our drone(s) from a moving vehicle, but only if the operation is over a sparsely populated area. Otherwise, no operations can be completed from a moving vehicle.
Fly by Light Aerospace cannot carry any materials provided by the client during a flight; there are no exceptions.
Fly by Light Aerospace will conduct a pre-flight inspection of our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle before every single flight. There are no exceptions at all, for any reason.